Campus News and Events

October 16, 2017
Xiaoting Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cancer Biology
The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Cincinnati, OH
Estrogen Receptor Coactivator MED1 in Breast Tumorigenesis and Therapeutic Resistance
Host: Ken Nephew

October 23, 2017
4pm Myers Hall 130
Associate Professor Vanessa Ezenwa
Odum School of Ecology
College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Georgia, Athens
James P. Holland Memorial Lecture

October 30, 2017
Xiongbin Lu, PhD
The Vera Bradley Foundation Chair in Breast Cancer Innovation
Strategic Research Initiative Distinguished Investigator
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Host: Anirban Mitra

November 6, 2017
David Schlaepfer, PhD
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Department of Reproductive Medicine
Host: Sumegha Mitra

November 13, 2017
Mark R. Kelley, PhD
Betty and Earl Herr Professor in Pediatric Oncology Research
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pharmacology and Toxicology
Associate Director, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Associate Director of Basic Science Research, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Director, Program in Pediatric Molecular Oncology & Experimental Therapeutics Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Host: Sumegha Mitra

December 4, 2017
Sunil Sudarshan, MD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Host: Anirban Mitra, Jason Tennessen

December 11, 2017
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Host: Anirban Mitra

January 22, 2018
Joel McManus, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Co-Director M.S. in Computational Biology Program
Carnegie Mellon University
Host: Heather Hundley

January 29, 2018
Janaiah Kota, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Member, IU Simon Cancer Center & IUPUI Pancreatic Cancer Signature Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Host: Anirban Mitra

February 5, 2018
Theresa A. Guise, M.D.
Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Host: Anirban Mitra

March 5, 2018
J.Kimble Frazer MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
CMRI / E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Host: Pete Hollenhorst

Simon Cancer Center Research Day

Congratulations to all of the students/post-docs/research associates who presented their work at Simon Cancer Center Research Day. The event had an impressive showing from the Bloomington campus. A special congratulations to the multiple winners in the poster presentation.

Basic Science
Graduate student: First Place- Jessica Tang (Nephew); Honorable Mention- Agnes Zong (Nephew)
Postdoc: Honorable Mention- Rosemary Poku (S Mitra)

Graduate student: First Place- Nick Pulliam; Second Place- Ben Greulich

Midwest DNA Repair Meeting

Congratulations to Ning Ding for receiving a second place oral presentation award at the Midwest DNA Repair Meeting. Ning Ding, a PhD graduate student in the O’Hagan lab, received an award for his platform talk at the Midwest DNA Repair Symposium.

Indiana CTSI Predoctoral Training Awards

Congratulations to Taylor Nicholas (Hollenhorst lab) and Samuel Miller (O’Hagan lab) for receiving Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Predoctoral Training Awards for 2017-2018.

The Department of Defense awards an Investigator-Initiated Research Award to Dr. Kenneth Nephew

Dr. Kenneth P. Nephew, Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, has been awarded an Investigator-Initiated Research Award from the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program. 

IU Provost’s Women in Science Travel Awards

Congratulations to GCDB grad students Eimile Oakes and Suba Rajendren and members of Dr. Heather Hundley’s lab for receiving IU Provost’s Women in Science Travel Awards to present their research at the upcoming RNA Editing Gordon Research Conference!

Drs. Nephew and O’Hagan receive OCRFA Grant

Drs. Kenneth Nephew and Heather O’Hagan along with Drs. Daniela Matei and Marcus Peter from Northwestern University School of Medicine have been awarded a Collaborative Research Development Grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance to support their project “Epigenetic Vulnerabilities of Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells.”

CTSI Postdoc Challenge Grant

Dr. Sarah Deffit, a postdoctoral fellow in the Hundley lab, was awarded a Core Pilot Grant from the Indiana CTSI. Sarah’s project will utilize both the IUB-Flow Cytometry Facility and the IUB-Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics to characterize RNA editing in neuronal cells.

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